King Abdullah’s warning about the “Shia crescent” taking shape from Iran through Iraq and Syria to Lebanon was dismissed at the time as alarmist. Now it reads like an understatement.
King Abdullah

U.S. President Donald Trump met on Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of an annual prayer breakfast in Washington, a White House spokeswoman said.

There was no immediate information provided about what Trump and the King discussed.

Abdullah, the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration, had earlier in the week discussed the fight against Islamic State, the Syria crisis, and other issues with Vice President Mike Pence.


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